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The so-called 'Epistula Anne ad Senecam': A Jewish Pseudepigraphon in Latin?

Hultin, J.F. (2011) The so-called 'Epistula Anne ad Senecam': A Jewish Pseudepigraphon in Latin? In: Annual Meeting. Society of Biblical Literature, 19 - 22 November 2011, San Fransisco, CA



Since its initial publication in 1984, the so - called Epistula Anne ad Senecam was believed to be a rare (possibly the only) instance of a Jewish prose text composed in Latin. Several studies analyzed the Epistula as a work of third - or fourth - century Jewish apologetic s , meant to show the superiority of Jewish monotheism to philosophical speculations and pagan cult practices. Subsequent to this initial phase of investigation, a series of scholars raised doubts about identifying the text as a Jewish work. In 2001, the major edition and commentary of Rainer Jakobi made a sustained case that the Epistula is in fact a product of fifth - century Christianity. Subsequent scholars have treated Jakobi's arguments as conclusive. The present article summ arizes the debate and proposes a new way of thinking about the Epistula's origin

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